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MIC@Curie / Pôle de Microscopie Photonique

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The photonic microscopy platform brings together highly sophisticated equipment and current cutting-edge technologies in advanced microscopy. Its main objective is to provide users, both inside and outside the Institut Curie, with imaging approaches at different scales, based on complementary methods. These allow the imaging of molecules, organelles, cells, organisms and whole tissues in healthy and pathological states.
The platform has 9 photonic imaging systems, including standard wide-field microscopes, videomicroscopes (including an IncuCyte system), three conventional confocal laser scanning microscopes, one of which is equipped for biphotonic imaging, another equipped with a white laser and a rotating disc confocal system equipped with a super-resolution module and allows evanescent wave imaging (azimuthal TIRF), in addition to a FRAP module (4 laser lines) on the confocal and TIRF modes. The photonic microscopy platform is used each year by nearly 100 users, which represents more than 10,000 hours of equipment use.
In addition, it is developing expertise in the field of dynamic imaging and advanced microscopy techniques (F-techniques, super-resolution, FLIM, optogenetics).


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Institut Curie, campus universitaire d'Orsay
91400 ORSAY

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